ENGL 4508 Queer Theory (Fall: 3 )
"Queer theory" names a group of texts that, divergent in assumptions, theoretical methods, and styles of engagement, is perhaps united by a shared commitment to understanding and combating structures of sexual oppression. Sexual oppression, it suggests, is not simply a matter of anecdotal opinion, nor is it to be countered by empiricism; it is inextricable from the largest structures of meaning, subjectivity, and sociality in Western thought. Without pretending to be exhaustive, this course will offer an introduction to some of the major modes of practicing queer theory, particularly work influenced by psychoanalysis, deconstruction, social construction theory, and film theory.
Instructor(s): Kevin Ohi
Last Updated: 24-Jun-17